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Question HELP - puking coolant and no heat ?

My 2004 6.0 occasionally pukes coolant from the coolant cap and now it will switch back and forth from making good heat to blowing cold air . The thermostat is new ,the coolant cap is new and the heater core has been flushed. Are the puking and heat issue related or two different problems ? It has a sinister full egr delete that has been on it for a couple of years so its not the egr cooler. Any advice anyone can give would be appreciated .
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Odds are you have a head gasket issue, combustion gasses will go to highest part of cooling system (heater core) and puking is the other trait.
Being it has no egr cooler, looks like head gaskets........bum deal check it with strips or pressure gauge to confirm.


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textbook head gaskets.

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Thats what i was afraid of. What does that cost ? $3000? $4000? I was offered $ 8000 trade in on it last year. Doesnt seem worth spending half what the truck is worth to fix it. How long before it implodes if i keep driving it ?
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Well the longer you let them go the better the chance the heads will need replaced. I've seen gaskets that were obviously leaking for a long time and the cylinder head surface was completely deteriorated around the fire ring. Not even a mill could have saved the last set I saw.

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Pretty good size snowstorm coming friday and saturday. This is my plow truck i will either make some money with it or blow it up trying and be farther in the hole.
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